Sorg Rennsport planning more 24H SERIES races with Cayman after successful 24H DUBAI

News | January 19, 2023

Having secured TCX-class victory with its Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS at the 2023 Hankook 24H DUBAI, former overall series champion Team Sorg Rennsport is now looking to compete again with CREVENTIC at Mugello and Spa-Francorchamps.

 

Words – James Gent

Images – Petr Frýba Photography / Racing Pixels

Team Sorg Rennsport has expressed an interest in further 24H SERIES powered by Hankook events in 2023 with its Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport after taking TCX-class victory at this past weekend’s Hankook 24H DUBAI. 

 

The Wuppertal-based team, the Overall GT Teams’ ‘Continents’ champion in 2020, took its first class win with CREVENTIC since Mugello in 2020 (and its first in the TCE division since Dubai in 2020) with its new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS, rounding out a good weekend with 3rd overall in the TCE division behind outright winner AC Motorsport and Wolf-Power Racing

 

After qualifying 2nd overall in TCE when all practice and qualifying sessions “went without a hitch," the Sorg Rennsport Porsche was running just 30 seconds adrift of the #117 Wolf-Power Racing Audi after two hours, but dropped further into the midfield after losing time in the refueling area during one of the event’s early Code 60s. Shortly after the sixth hour though, the Sorg Rennsport Porsche, with 17-year-old Daniel Gregor at the wheel, made contact with Dragon Racing’s #408 Mercedes-AMG GT4 at turn 16. The latter, having been tapped into a spin by Team WRT’s #46 BMW, was rejoining the track just as an unsighted Gregor was rounding the corner on the inside line. Contact was inevitable, sending both cars to the pits for repairs. 

 

“In an hour and a half, we had straightened the front end with a body press so that we could fit new radiators and a front apron," team boss Daniel Sorg explains. “After the repair, the Porsche Cayman GT4 CS ran like clockwork again.”

The collision dropped Gregor, and teammates Benito Tagle, Christoph Krombach, and Patrik Grütter more than 40 laps behind new TCE leader AC Motorsport. While the German team could not re-mount all air ducts on the front of the repaired Porsche – and thus had to contend with cooling issues for the remainder of the race – recurrent engine, gearbox and driveshaft issues for Wolf-Power Racing meant Sorg Rennsport had recovered to 3rd overall come the chequered flag. 

 

“Thanks to better reliability we were able to work our way up to third place in the TCE division over the distance,” Sorg continues. “The atmosphere in the whole team and also among the four pilots, who drove together for the first time in this constellation, was very positive all week.

 

“Benni [co-founder Benjamin Sorg] and I are incredibly proud of our team. The whole week was very orderly and professional, but at the same time there was plenty of fun. Even in difficult situations like after the accident, we showed great commitment together and were able to finish the race with a great result.”

After a successful, if fraught, Hankook 24H DUBAI, Team Sorg Rennsport is planning to field both the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the sister 911 GT3 Cup at the Hankook 12H MUGELLO on 25-26 March and the Hankook 12H SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS on 6-7 May. Drivers interested in contesting either event with the German team can contact Team Sorg Rennsport directly or sign up via CREVENTIC’s ‘Marketplace.’

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